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Wild Swimming has once again become popular in the UK. Lidos, rivers and lakes are all being explored by a new generation of swimmers, young and old alike.  

Wild is a photography project that asks the swimmers to justify their unique recreational habit.  I visited locations in London, Chester and The Lake District and the answers were all similar. The thoughts, emotions and reasoning from my subjects are all included here for you to discover.  I hope you enjoy the work and are challenged to get outside and explore the nature of the UK’s countryside and urban swimming locations. 

andy schofield  |  photographer

Thank you to:  Sue, Emma, Gemma, Becky, Chris, Katy, Sam, Jesse, Maty and The Dardenelle Darlings.

For the sories of "why I swim" visit here